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2024 Proposal

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Protect our buildings. Protect our children. Preserve our future. Those three things have been central to our conversations as we have reworked our Master Facilities Plan. The facilities in our District do not match the needs of our students and staff.

Nearly every school has major safety issues, including outdated locks, doors, and frames that are falling apart. Additionally, our buildings are aging, and major mechanical problems with HVAC, lighting, electrical systems, and plumbing accompany that. These obsolete infrastructures already cost taxpayers money because they constantly break or are inefficient.

We don’t have the proper rooms and spaces for students with individual and small-group needs. The lack of space for staff to work and collaborate further exacerbates the issue. Outdated classrooms, with their old desks, chairs, storage, and equipment, are not conducive to a modern learning environment.

Simply put, our students and staff deserve the best, and that is not our current reality.

Our staff has been working on plans that address these concerns and provide a blueprint for how the buildings will look and be utilized for the next 50 years.

The following questions were taken from the 2024 Proposal FAQs page:

  • Why is Park Ridge Niles School District 64 considering placing a bond referendum on the November 2024 ballot?
    • District 64 seeks to address its highest-priority capital facility needs, with a special focus on health, safety, and security upgrades, mechanical and infrastructure improvements, and improvements to instructional and student support spaces.
  • What size bond referendum is District 64 considering placing on this fall’s ballot and how would the funds be allocated across project types?
    • The District seeks the community’s input on a $98.36 million bond measure, of which approximately 17% will go toward health, safety, and security upgrades, 26% toward mechanical and infrastructure improvements, and 57% toward updating instructional and student support spaces.

You can find more important information and answered questions by going to the FAQs For A Possible Bond Referendum page.

Together We Discover, Learn, Grow & Care

At D64, our mission is to foster opportunities for discovery, engagement, and growth for all students. We accomplish this by nurturing interdependence, appreciation of differences, and care for self and others.

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